GAC Album Review: Shooter Jennings’ The Other Life

He may be the son of one of country music’s most heralded outlaws, but don’t use that label to describe Shooter Jennings. For the 33-year old Shooter, whose new album The Other Life hit stores on March 12, the current landscape of outlaw-inspired country lacks the fiercely independent spirit of his iconic father, Waylon, and [...] Read More

Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale No. 1 on Americana Radio Chart

Buddy and Jim, the new duets album from Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale, is No. 1 on the Americana Radio Chart this week. In support of the album, the pair will tour together as a duo for the first time. Singer-songwriter Max Gomez will join them as a special guest. “Stylistically I think we both [...] Read More

Eric Church to Honor Levon Helm at Benefit Concert

Eric Church will be among the artists gathering to celebrate the talent and legacy of the late Levon Helms at the “Love For Levon” benefit concert. The event will take place at the Izod Center in Rutherford, New Jersey on Wednesday, October 3, 2012. “I can’t possibly overstate what Levon Helm meant to my music [...] Read More

Jason Isbell, Gillian Welch Lead Americana Honors & Awards Nominees

The Americana Music Association has announced the 2012 nominees for the Americana Honors & Awards. The announcement took place in Los Angeles and featured performances by special guests Lucinda Williams, Shelby Lynne and Robert Ellis with the Americana All-Star band. They honored Americana icons Levon Helm, Earl Scruggs and Doc Watson with a rendition of [...] Read More

Robert Plant & Buddy Miller Win Big at 2011 AMA Awards

Robert Plant’s Band of Joy picked up album of the year honors, and Buddy Miller earned an Artist of the Year nod, during the Americana Music Association’s 10th Annual Honors and Awards tonight at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. The event celebrated a year of the best in roots music. It opened with a moving tribute [...] Read More